Date: July 26, 2011

Australian Senior Championships � Entries Open

Entries are now open for the Australian Women’s Senior Amateur and the Australian Men’sSenior Match Championships, both to be played in the last week of October. In the Australian Women’s Senior Amateur, Six time champion Sylvia Donohoe from NSW is sure to return to the event, and will be aiming to win her seventh title, after last year being beaten in the semi-finals by the ultimate champion, Robyn Puckett from the USA who will return. Last year s runner up, Josie Ryan from Queensland will be among the favourites, with many other past champions, and hopefully many new players to the senior ranks hoping the trophy remains in Australia after this year s event. Once again, the Championship will be played over 36-holes qualifying, followed by elimination match play. The leading 16 players will qualify for the major championship, in addition to the top eight players in four age divisions qualifying for their own age match play Flights. To keep things interesting, there will be a Handicap Competition held in conjunction with the first two rounds of qualifying, as well as a State Teams Event to enhance the state rivalry. The picturesque Toowoomba Golf Club at Middle Ridge is one of Queensland s and Australia s finest inland golf courses, ranked in the top 20 in Queensland by the Australian Golf Digest in March 1996. Featuring a challenging layout, the course is set on the edge of the Great Dividing Range, 700 metres above sea level, in the Garden City of Toowoomba. After the devastating events of earlier this year in the region, the city and the club will appreciate the support. The event is a great opportunity to get a group of friends together for a fun and social week, a chance to win a National Title, and to support a community. In addition, this year, if a player brings a friend who did not play in the event in 2010, 2009 or 2008, or introduces a new friend to the championship, both players will go into a draw to win a $300 voucher for dinner at the bistro of Toowoomba Golf Club. Click here for further information regarding the Australian Women&aposs Senior Amateur Championship Meanwhile, Australia s finest male senior golfers will be battling it out for the Australian Men&aposs Senior Match Play Championship from 24-26 October, which in 2011 is in its fifth year and returns to the Beach Course at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links. This year&aposs event will be played over two and a half days (36 holes on Monday and Tuesday, and 18 holes on Wednesday) and play will be in golf carts. The match play draw will be based on the player s position on the 2011 Australian Men’sSenior Ranking System after the Queensland Senior Amateur, which concludes on 13 July, with entries closing on Friday 2 September. This will allow the final field to be determined seven weeks in advance, so that players can make appropriate travel plans. Defending and inaugural champion Chris Coats from Queensland will be looking to take the title for the third time. Click here for further information regarding the Australian Men&aposs Senior Match Play Championship